‘Tis the season! Spring cleaning is upon us! Did you know that in the state of Massachusetts, textiles can no longer be thrown in the trash? That’s because 230,000 tons of textiles have historically been disposed of annually. This year, Brookline’s Department of Public Works is partnering with Brookline Senior Center to host a Spring Clothing Drive in celebration of Earth Day. Gather up all of your unwanted clothing, footwear, and home linens and bring them to the Senior Center (93 Winchester Street, Brookline MA 02446) so that they can be reused or recycled! The Clothing Drive will take place on April 24th from 12pm-4pm. Please register for an appointment by calling 617-730-2770.
Brookline’s textile recycling vendor, Helpsy, accepts clothing, footwear, home linens and even some accessories in any condition, so long as they are clean, dry and odorless. For a complete list of acceptable items and to learn more about textile recycling in Brookline, please visit www.brooklinema.gov/textiles.